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I had to rebuild my Replicating server due corrupt windows files causing me not to be able to upgrade to the new 9.5.4 version.

After, rebuilding the server, reinstalling the Veeam Backup & Replicating software and importing the backed up config files, I'm getting an error.

When I try to re-scan the local host I'm getting a [esxi-Server.domain.local] Disks and volumes discovery failed Error: The remote name counld not be resolved: 'esxi-Server.domain.local'  Host discovery failed.

Can anyone help me with this?
A recent client.

A VMware esx/vsphere client 5.5 VM running sserver 2008r2 with exchange 2013.
The M has 17 temp snapshots spanning  several  years created by veeam backup Each snapshot is identified as having data such that it can not be deleted, or at least that is my reading of the message.

Would using VM snapshot manager and triggering the consolidation be a safe and the correct way to go?
Can someone please clarify how backup restore points and schedules work (we use Veeam B&R).

If I am backing up the C: drive everyday and have set 10 recovery points.

1. On day 1 of backup C:\MyFile.txt exists, then on day 2 that file gets deleted, at what point does that file become unrecoverable?
2. If a user has a file that changes everyday am I right thinking as it only hold 10 recovery points it's version will never be able to be restored further back than 10 days?

It's time for me to update my Veeam Backup & Replication on our Replication Server.  It's installed on a VM with Windows Server 2008 R2 standard on it.

However, every time I click on the Start button for the 1st time I get a windows Error Pop-Up, "The specified module could not be found. (msls32.dll)"

After clicking on OK, the Start Drop Down opens.

I'm able to install the Windows Update, but when I try to Install the Veeam Backup & Replication Update 9.5.4 .  I get the Please wait little Pop-Up  and it runs for about 5 to 10 minutes and then I get a Microsoft .NET framework error: "Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your applaction.". Capturee1.PNGCapturee2.PNG
Veeam Backup & Replication is showing error: Detected an invalid snapshot configuration.
Is there any easy way to find out the exact writable backup size of a VM in veeam?

We are looking at replacing our tape drive with cloud backup.  Having looked at Azure backup it looks very limited to what i can backup.  Running DPM looks like it caches the backup locally before sending to azure - which is  problem.
We use veeam on prem - i see they offer cloud connect - any good?
Any other cloud providers out there that simply copies the file up and restores them back?

We are running Veeam 9.0 and was wondering if there is anyway to export the list of servers for the backup jobs and the replication jobs?
I don't see anything in the Veeam console so not sure if we can do this or not?
I need to exclude the target location from Veeam backup of AIX. I escalated to Veeam support they gave me this. I am not an AIX admin I need guidance to exclude the Veeam backup target from backing up. Below is the email from Veeam Support.

************** Message from Veeam Support**********************
I'm pretty sure /mnt directory should be excluded from processing. To do this backup script should look like this:

SComments="Veeam Agent for IBM AIX"
/VEEAMCFG/* /SubDirs
SLabel="Full backup"
SComments="Veeam Agent for IBM AIX"
/* /SubDirs
/cdrom/* /Xclude
/tmp/* /Xclude
/mnt/* /Xclude
/VEEAMCFG/* /Xclude
/var/log/veeam/backup.log /Xclude
/var/log/veeam/backup.err /Xclude
Redirections =
SLabel="Log files"
SComments="Veeam Agent for IBM AIX"
I added the following line to first step:
/mnt/* /Xclude
This will exclude your backup location from processing completely. Let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

************** End of Veeam Support email****************

Anyone can assist me ?

Normally to transplant a VM to different vCenter, I do Veeam bkup of the VM and transfer it over to new network and restore it from another Veeam server. But in case of this VM (old Win 2008 OS), Veeam gives error during restore: "invalid configuration for device '0'" and *.vmdk (disk) files are not restored at all.

In the source vCenter, it is possible to do vMotion of this VM, but I cannot do OVF export (times out) nor create a clone (Invalid configuration for device '13'). The VM runs fine.

How may I transplant this VM to new location? Thanks.
Hi All

We use "LSI Logic SAS" SCSI Controllers (SCSI Bus Sharing = Virtual) when deploying Windows MSCS/Failover Cluster.

However, this looks to mean that we cannot create a snapshot of the VM.

This is a problem for us as we wish to create snapshots for server level backups (we use Veeam).

Does anybody know a work around for this?

Thank you very much.

I have Veeam backup and recovery and was wondering why I received the email message after I added disk space to one of my VM's using VMWARE.  I added 50 GB and then rescanned the drive and increased the drive space.  Does it always delete all restore points when you do this?  I thought I've increased disk space before in VMWARE and did not see this message.

I'm upgrading a cluster of hosts to 6.5 and wondering if it would break anything if I rename the cluster to 6.5. At the moment its 5.5?

Its an easy process, just wondering if things like Veeam backup will stop working


I have a question regarding VEEAM Backup. We have many vSphere VMs which have terabytes of data. The typical backup strategy is to backup the VMs to disk and afterwards to tape as I know. We have enough space on the backup server to store the full backups but not for the incremental.

So I want to store the full backups on tape and afterwards delete it from the backup server. But VEEAM can not find the full backup anymore, so it starts a full backup instead of the incremenal. Is there a way to achieve what I want or are there any better strategies?

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.


Need to rescue 3 VM's running on a Problematic ESXi 5.1 host!

Here are the details of The Problematic Host:

Host = Cisco UCSC-C220-M3SBE Running ESXi 5.1, 1065491

Vcenter = NONE, This is a Standalone Host.  

Storage = Local Host Storage, File System=VMFS 5.58, Size=924.50 GB

VM's = 3 VM's Highly critical production VM's that cannot be shut down at all, Total size of used Space on the local storage is 548.29GB

ISSUE = Long story short, there is no way to fully diagnose the problematic host, and so the objective here is to either, move the VM's off the problematic Host and storage onto another host and storage, or just move the VM's to another Storage Device as quickly and non-disruptively as possible.

Here are my thoughts on this:  

Idea #1 I was thinking I could deploy a Vcenter 5.1 server either appliance or windows.   Then add the problematic host to vcenter.  And then add an NFS datastore and then storage vmotion the VM's across to the NFS Datastore.  

Idea # 2(Possibly Not as time consuming as Idea  #1), some how use something like Veeam or some other 3rd party solution.

Need your thoughts!!

Thanks for the HELP!

I need to backup a Ubuntu 18.04 server. I use Storage Craft for all backups but they do not have anything that can backup that version of Linux. I need to find a product that can backup that server.

I am not a Linux tech so I would prefer something where I can install the backup agent on Linux and manage it from a Windows server. I also want it to backup the entire image of the server so I can restore it if necessary.

Can someone recommend a good product for that. Preferable one that is not expensive
I'm looking to fix a server issue at a client site where the backup server has died and thus is in dire need to be replaced.
The current used configuration is VMWare 5.5 but an upgrade to VMware 6.5 will take place very soon.
The backup server VMWare host had usually the DRP storage attached and the replicas of the servers are stored in it.
The backup server was connected at the Storage with a 1GB link passing through  a Cisco SG500 switch.
There are about 10 Virtual Machines, including highly consuming ones like a SMB server and a SQL server

With the replacement server, I have two issues / Questions :
-  the replacement server has no storage  available locally and I don't see the point in adding it because the Thecus storage has already enough disk space with fast drives. Is it possible to use this disk space to run the servers ? I'm 98% sure but I like the 100% :-)
- The connection between the Thecus storage and the Fujitsu storage would need to be upgraded to 10GB to make sure the response time between the storage and the server is kept  at a correct level. Is it possible to connect the 10GB RJ45 port of the Thecus storage directly to the 10GB RJ45 port of the server to establish a fast connection between both of them ?
- If it's possible, I'd have in mind to put two IP manually on each network cards like on the server and on the Storage to configure the ISCSI adaptor on the VMWare Host.
- I'm also wondering about the DRP …
I have 3 VMWare ESXi 6.5 hosts clustered through VCSA and using a Veeam server with iSCSI NAS.

The problem is they are all currently located in our PC network/VLAN (even the iSCSI NAS although its using a completely different IP segment).

I would like to relocate all these interfaces into a different VLAN and VLAN off the iSCSI in an even more isolated network by itself.

The main question here is, "What is the process?".  There's a fair amount of documentation on doing any one of those things but little-to-no documentation on the combination package.

As many are aware, there's a, "which came first the chicken or the egg" with VMWare in that it will let you do many things but sometimes it REALLY wants them done in a specific order or you may have to start over from scratch on some components.

So ideally I would like to move the 3 hosts, VCSA and the Veeam server into our server network and move the NAS off into a separate isolated VLAN.

We're reasonably certain we'll have to redo the initiators for iSCSI but aside from that, most of this is clear as mud for the, "correct" method.
Backing up a Windows 2016 physical server on local USB drive


I need to backup a Windows 2016 physical server on a local UBS drive
(Of course this is not my only backup as data is also backed up online)

My 2 options:
- Windows Backup 2016 integrated tool
- VEEAM agent for Windows (old name: VEEAM Endpoint Backup)

Witch solution is safer for crypto lockers?
Since our worst scenario would be that the backup USB drive will be crypted also!!

Thank you for your answer

We are going to be upgrading our ESXi hosts in due course.  They are currnelty running esxi 6.0.  Using veeam to backup and replicate them offsite and to NAS.  Running esxi essentials only.
How best to migrate the VMs across from host to new esxi 6.5 cluster?  Veeam replication?

I need a recommendation on a  Windows 10 free software or very reasonably priced software that's easy to deploy and will take application backup files and other msc files stored locally on a Windows 10 computer and back them up to the locally NAS.  Bonus, it sends an email notification if backup location on NAS breaks.  We unfortunately have a few workgroup client environments where low budget solutions will determine they are here today or gone tomorrow as a small business.  The most critical backup files in question come from Quickbooks and Abacus.
Dear Support,

Good Day,

I'm using Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0, taking backup of my VM Servers. and moving copy of the backups manually to External HDD monthly and keeping it out of office for disaster recovery.
Could you please help how can I restore VM server from the HDD.

Waiting for your update.

Veeam is erroring on backups for a handful of VMs due to errors creating snapshots.  I have gone into vSphere and tried to manually create a snapshot and also receive an error.  VMware is saying "An error occurred while taking a snapshot: msg.fileio.generic." & "An error occurred while saving the snapshot: msg.fileio.generic."  We had some storage issues a few days ago where one of our datastores on an HP MSA ran out of space.  I added 200GB to the datastore to free up some room.

I guess my question is when creating a snapshot, I have one of the VMs that I checked and the vmdk is 100GB but the Datastore is showing 259.89GB free.  Is there a way to verify the freespace?  I have about 10 vms failing backups with the same errors and they all seem to be residing on the same Datastore.  Not sure where else to look to troubleshoot?

Good morning,

I switched to a new Windows domain last night and things went fairly smoothly.  The only remaining issue is the Veeam B&R server, where it refers to the old domain.  I tried to add a new VMWare vSphere infrastructure entry and hit a snag.  The login failed.  I'm not sure if this is an issue with Veeam or with vCenter server, or something else.

Running vCenter Server 6.7 and Veeam B&R 9.5.

Any suggestions?



Login failure

I need help regarding VEEAM Backup. I have a File-to-Tape Backup job that does not function properly. Nearly everytime it comes to the following error during backup:

Error message:
The handle is invalid
-tr:Error code: 0x00000006
Error    --tr:Failed to deserialize file info

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Please help!

Thank you in advance,






Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.